Who we are

The Australasian Brain Stimulation Society (ABSS) was founded in 2018. The ABSS is made up of a diverse group of researchers, scientists and clinicians from across Australasia. Our goal is to promote excellence in scientific research and clinical practice using brain stimulation, in order to advance our understanding of the brain and improve wellbeing for people with psychiatric or neurological illness.

Brain stimulation refers to the use of techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), for the alteration of brain activity. Brain stimulation methods are used in a wide variety of research fields and are at the forefront of new treatments in a range of clinical disorders.

The purposes of ABSS are to:

  • Promote the understanding and use of brain stimulation in scientific research and clinical practice.
  • Foster communication and collaboration between research groups and clinical groups across Australasia who use brain stimulation.
  • Support students, early/mid-career researchers, and clinicians who use brain stimulation.
  • Provide opportunities for high quality education and training of members.
  • Convene regular meetings of members and facilitate workshops on the use of brain stimulation.

ABSS is committed to ensuring equitable participation that is representative
of the diversity of our field across all its activities.

Executive committee

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Michael C Ridding

Professor Michael C Ridding

President

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Vice- President

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Peter Enticott

Professor Peter Enticott

Secretary

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Dr Nigel Rogasch

Dr Nigel Rogasch

Treasurer

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Associate Professor Kate Hoy

Associate Professor Kate Hoy

Committee Member

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Paul Fitzgerald

Professor Paul Fitzgerald

Committee Member

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Winston Byblow

Professor Winston Byblow

Committee Member

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Colleen Loo

Professor Colleen Loo

Committee Member

Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Dr Martin Sale

Dr Martin Sale

Committee Member

Become a member

Members receive discounts on ABSS conference/workshop registration, and a quarterly newsletter providing information on developments within the society, opportunities for ABSS members, and upcoming ABSS conferences and workshops.

Join as a new member by completing the fields below and paying the membership fee.

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  • Membership fee: $50
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Get in touch

Please contact us if you have any questions about ABSS.

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Our foundation sponsors

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Sponsor - https://www.aimedical.com.au/
  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Sponsor - https://www.sonoray.com/
  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Sponsor - http://symbioticdevices.com.au/
  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Sponsor - https://www.monash.edu/medicine/som